shout (something) from the rooftop(s)

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shout (something) from the rooftop(s)

To share some news or information publicly and with as many people as possible. I was ready to shout that we'd be having a baby from the rooftops, but my wife wanted to wait for a while before we made the news public. I know you want to shout it from the rooftop that you came in first in your class, but you should have a bit of modesty about it.
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shout from the rooftops

Announce publicly, as in Just because I won first prize you needn't shout it from the rooftops. This term alludes to climbing on a roof so as to be heard by more people. A similar phrase, using housetops, appears in the New Testament (Luke 12:3): "That which ye have spoken ... shall be proclaimed upon the housetops." [c. 1600]
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shout something from the rooftops

If you shout something from the rooftops, you let a lot of people know about something because you are particularly excited or angry about it. I would love to be able to shout our results from the rooftops. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops: Cody is innocent! Note: Other verbs are sometimes used instead of shout. While our rivals on the right are screaming their opinions from the rooftops, we hold back, not wishing to offend anyone.
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shout something from the rooftops

talk about something openly and jubilantly, especially something previously kept secret.
This phrase is adapted from Luke 12:3: ‘that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops’.
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Amsterdam-based Kurdish filmmaker and writer Beri Shalmashi has successfully crowd funded her short film, 'Shouted From the Rooftops,' a tragic love story about a couple divided by war.
But the performances of two up-andcoming Cardiff sides particularly deserve to be shouted from the rooftops today.
If there was anything to celebrate then, believe me, it would be shouted from the rooftops by the myriad Welsh language groups.
It is not shouted from the rooftops but many residents already recognise that through her commitment, progress is being made and the culture of the council turned to focus on openness, transparency, listening and wherever possible acting on what communities have to say.
While other clubs have shouted from the rooftops, Manuel has signed new players and tied his star names down to long-term contracts with a minimum of fuss.
He says I give the government endless advice and criticism, but isn't it time someone shouted from the rooftops? This government has destroyed the whole fabric of society, the NHS, the education system and pitted working people against the unemployed, who are labelled scroungers.
His sentiments on the subject of geography and the way the word should be used ought to be shouted from the rooftops. Likewise, it's bizarre that politicians give so little attention to geography, yet seemingly believe that history is the fundamental discipline required before anyone can become a proper citizen.
He spoke out after the Governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King admitted he should "have shouted from the rooftops" about the looming financial crisis.
But what is now incontrovertibly clear to me is that we must be proud of the people who have come before us, of those who have fought, rallied, litigated, shouted from the rooftops, and endured terrible hardships so that we may express ourselves like no generation has before us.
I WAS wondering why in the past years up until the 2007, before the recession hit, the number of people registered unemployed was at a record low, a statistic the Government shouted from the rooftops, yet the unemployment benefits bill has soared in that time to record highs.
If a business announced that it was to create 1,500 new jobs in the city all in one go, the news would be shouted from the rooftops. Spin doctors would go into overdrive and the message would be trumpeted to the world.
It is a message that should be shouted from the rooftops of Washington and every state capital."
It's a shame that the initiative hasn't been advertised earlier, but now all the details are finalised I hope that it's shouted from the rooftops, so that as many people as possible know about it."
Riches is the word shouted from the rooftops; while poverty is often life's dirty little secret.
The Gateshead East and Washington West MP said: "Sunderland has done superbly on the green front, and I thought this should be shouted from the rooftops."